I have been busy for the last month, making more of things I have made before so I didn't bother to post about them, but I thought I would share pictures of the results.
1. Another Memories Cushion
Having shown my first memory cushion (blogged here) I was asked to make another one. Once again it started with changing a colour photo to a sepia-style picture, then printing it on to printable linen. That is where it went all went wrong; the picture was too faint to see, the next was shades of pink instead of brown as it was low on ink, then I got more ink but splotches on the fabric (even though the test print was fine) then I ran out of printable fabric!
2. Another Glenda Convertible Clutch (Swoon Patterns)
I as given some fabric remnants recently, fell in love with this strawberry print, and made another Glenda. This was full size, using Soft & Stable and a twist lock. I had made notes when I made the last couple (here and a smaller one here) so I knew to cut the S&S full sized. I used the exterior main panels (once they were joined) to cut the Soft & Stable and attached it with a 1/8" seam. Once the bag was assembled I trimmed it out of the seams with my applique scissors.
I chose this green with white spots for the lining, and got the 3/4 inch swivel clip hooks from bobbingirl.co.uk (everyone else had 1" or 1/2"). However, I made it in such a hurry to see the finished bag I forgot to add my usual pockets to the inside. Once finished I realised I really needed somewhere for my phone if my purse went in the zippered divider.
So being me, I went back, unpicked and removed the divider, re-opened the lining then added a zipped pocket in the back and a slip pocket in the front. Working through the opening was a bit awkward. Then I resealed the lining and put the divider back in. I have added a note to my instructions to add the extra pockets when I make the lining in future!
3. Another 15% smaller Stow-it-All bag.
I made this Stow-it-All for my sister's birthday last December, it's 15% smaller than the pattern (blogged here). Now she asked me to make her another Stow-it-All for the summer, exactly the same but in blue. Blue roses? I spent a lot of time looking for furnishing weight fabrics and eventually gave up and chose quilt weight cottons instead.
So here it is, as near as I could get it to "exactly the same but blue" with one noticeable difference, I used a heart-shaped twist lock this time. It's by Emmaline Bags, but I bought it from Bobbin Girl here in the u.k. so I didn't have to wait for it to ship from Canada.
So I have been busy!